Doing away with props: Russia and the Middle East in 2021

Anton Mardasov on how Moscow’s actions towards the West resonated in the Middle East

The Taliban Afghanistan: Between Radicals and Pragmatists

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov discuss whether the Taliban are ready to stop terrorist attacks by international jihadists and ensure the security in Central Asia and Russia

Between Hezbollah and Assad

Anton Mardasov on Russia’s policy in Lebanon

Russian policy in the Middle East: Rebalancing

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov on the Russian Middle East policy reform

Russia on the eve of a collapse in Libya

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov on urgent anti-crisis measures that Moscow should take on Libya

Saying goodbye to illusions: Russia and the Middle East in 2020

Anton Mardasov on how Moscow has dispelled myths about having a strategy for the Middle East

Best frenemies: Russia and Turkey

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov on relations between Moscow and Ankara: their positive prospects and areas of potential conflict

Russian operation goes ‘offshore’ in Syria

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semenov describe how Moscow is trying to support the armed opposition without weakening al-Assad

Russia without Assad

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov discuss the objectives of an anti-Damascus information campaign and look at possible changes among the Syrian power elite

The Fragmentation of Russia’s Middle East Policies

Leonid Isaev and Anton Mardasov on the diffusion of responsibility for policies in the Middle East

Will Russia deliver the S-400 to Iran?

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semenov on the impact of the downed Boeing 737 on Russia-Iran military and technical cooperation

Russia is returning to Libya, with or without Haftar

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semenov on how Russia introduced PMCs to Libya and is trying to maintain a certain balance of power in the country

How Moscow imitates a peace settlement in Syria

Anton Mardasov explains why Moscow’s peacemaking efforts in Syria ring hollow

How Russia is trying to pacify the “cradle” of Syria’s revolution

Anton Mardasov on what is happening with the territories that returned under the control of the Assad regime, but where a fairly high level of anti-government sentiment has been preserved

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